Alan B. Shepard High School

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Parent Information

Welcome Incoming Freshmen Astro Families!  This website is dedicated to helping you navigate through the transition into high school for your student.  There are a wealth of resources that Shepard has to offer your student. We want you to feel a part of the Astro Family.  Please check out the opportunities that we have to help you support your student.  Welcome to Shepard!
Course Selection Night:
Due to tonight’s impending ice storm we are canceling our 8th grade course selection for this evening, February 5th. We apologize for the inconvenience.  We are extending our course selection hours for Wednesday, February 6th, to 4:00pm - 7:30pm.  All families are welcome to come on Wednesday at a time that is most convenient.


We recognize that the schedule change may not work for everyone.  If you can not make it to Wednesday’s course selection hours you can complete the process in one of the following ways: 

  1. Email a photo of the course selection sheet that you received in the mail with the desired electives checked off to Fran.McInerney@CHSD218.ORG
  2. Enter the course selection information on the google form by clicking the link 
  3. Contact our counseling office in person on Monday February 11th or Tuesday February 12th between 9:00am and 2:00pm. Should you have any questions, please call (708) 371-1111, Ext 3751.

It is important that we receive your student’s elective choice by February 12th in order to schedule and staff for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please continue to check our website's Incoming Freshman page for more information about important dates and summer programming.


Upcoming Important Dates:
Early Start:  June 10 - July 5, 2019
ELA Jump Start:  June 10 - June 27, 2019
Math Jump Start:  July 1 - July 18, 2019 (no school on July 4)
Jump Right In:  June 10 - June 27, 2019
Online registration is now open - spots are limited Letters were mailed to parents/guardians recommending the program(s) that may best fit the student's academic needs based upon the student's placement, teacher recommendations and standardized tests.  . Please see the "Incoming Freshmen Summer Programs 2019" page to register for these programs.  Registration will close on Friday, May 17th.  Please Note: If we do not have enough students to run a class, it will be cancelled, and you will be notified. 
Parent Organizations to Join: Parent Learning Opportunities: Show Your Parent Pride:
Booster Club Parent Academy Astro Spirit Wear
CHSD 218 Education Foundation Parent Eblasts  
Parent Committees Inspire

Health Records:

Please be aware that all incoming freshmen will need a current 9th grade physical exam and complete, up-to-date immunization record.  You may turn these in to the school nurse.  Your child will not be given a class schedule without this health information.  There are no exceptions.   A sport physical will not be accepted in place of a Certificate of Child Examination for school entry.  More information will be forthcoming.

Please call the nurses’ office if you have any questions.  708-371-1111, ext 3780 &/or 3781.